Well executed! Just as a suggestion, incorrect answers could be displayed more prominently so one has more visual feedback about what to learn.
Does not look like a beginner's project to me, congrats again!
Agreed. When I first did it I didn't realize the answer was given after I pressed a choice. I thought it would give me a summary after so many guesses, like a quiz.
Also agreed that it looks much better than a beginner's project!
It's a wording problem, quick fix. Instead of:
You answered (nation) flag incorrectly!
Have it be like:
You guessed (nation), but the correct answer was (nation)!
Absolutely it looks great.
Second this. When I first noticed this text at the bottom, I assumed a bug knowing that the button I just pressed was not what text was displayed. It took a second to realize that it was telling me the correct flag, not the button pressed.
I was expecting the button highlight to be red on an incorrect guess.
Yup, to add to the other comments here:
"You answered [right answer] incorrectly!" is confusing, it should be "Sorry! The right answer was [right answer]!"
Looks great though, nice work!
If you could also show the flag in the message, so that I can associate them again, that would really improve retention!
I'm on a Macbook/Firefox with my resolution scaled up a bit and I didn't realize the answers were being displayed at all until I zoomed the page to 80%. Scrolling does not work. I did about 20 of them wondering when a results page would appear. Very fun and addicting project.
Agreed, this looks really great! I second that being able to see the flag and the correct answer more prominently after an incorrect guess would help! Super well done.
Might make sense to show incorrect answers, flag and country name persistently somewhere on the side of the screen. Then you can also lose if you get too many to show on screen.
Many seem to agree that the correct/incorrect answers could be clearer. Will look into this. Thanks for the feedback and kind words!
This is really cool! Nice touch with the moving globe behind the question. Maybe create a page showing the flags and their countries the user got wrong, for reviewing purposes?
Despite any mild clunkiness in the actual game (which has been thoroughly covered in other comments, so I won't repeat it), I just wanted to say this is a really nice looking project.
I have a complex about my inability to do nice design, I really need to just start doing it on the side I think, as I'm sure I'd get better with practice. But I'm always impressed when stuff looks good as a result of my own inability. So nice work! Keep learning!
Thanks for the kind words :)
I can't use the page on my Samsung S20:
Your current dimensions are not supported
It sure looks like it's rendering just fine:
This game was fun and made me wonder: have I ever seen a damn flag in my life? Seems like a simple thing, then you get in there and don't know most of them.
I recommend Anki. I've been learning flags (and capitals etc) ~1 year ago. After a few months break I have finished this game with a 97% accuracy (missed 5 countries). I would not get as good without multiple-choice, but it's still nice to see how many flags I did still recall.
I was surprised at how much my random guesses were correct, based on the style of the flags. (Mostly getting it wrong, but maybe 20% success rate)
There is definitely a clustering of design styles. British territories for example tend to have elements of the Union Jack incorporated. Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, that area tend to have more the simple 3 stripe designs.
I found myself occasionally guessing a right answer for flags in regions I knew very little about. I guess that sort of knowledge about design trends seeped in somehow.
Love that you're having fun with it!
Giving so many choices makes it hard to guess your way through it. Very challenging and fun.
Turns out so, so, many random tiny islands that nobody's ever heard of have quite interesting unique flags.
Re >> that nobody's ever heard I think you just hurt their feelings. It's okay São Tomé and Príncipe, I've heard of you.
But jokes aside: yes, you are quite correct. There are a surprising amount of small island nations, republics, and dependencies that many of us have never heard of.
Ha I actually do live in a tiny country that nobody's ever heard of myself, it's fine we're used to it :P
In fact in lots of cases it's can even be quite nice since there's practically no international drama. Security through obscurity as they say.
It crops up for me (and doesn't allow me to scroll down) so I couldn't see the feedback of whether it was correct or not.
Thanks for the feedback. I'll look into this, responsive design was definitely the biggest challenge for me.
I am on a laptop, just I'm zoomed in by default and couldn't see the whole thing. In fact the fix would be to either NOT css-fix things, or allow scroll :)
Awesome little project! I went through the US state flags and found that you are using the old Mississippi flag.
Nice little game for curious people. Hard mode: picking the alternatives among geographically-close countries, or countries with similar-looking flags.
Instant bookmark, well done.
A nice little exercise when I need to get me head out of the IDE. You should be really proud of this, god, my first site. . .
Well, anyway, have a nice day and keep it up!
Thank you :)
There should be a reverse version also, with a nation in top and choose a flag below
and the more tricky version to choose from countries/flags with similar design
Nice. I thought I was pretty good at country flags, but it turns out I'm not :)
For practice, it might be nice to have some filter options where it only shows you flags from a subset of countries, i.e.,
- continents - largest 50 / 100 / 150 / 200 countries by population
the latter would be nice because it's hard to remember all the small island nations
Idea: I'd like to be able to select only countries who speak spanish to practice my knowledge of latinoamerica.
nice touch i liked - you can click the background and rotate the earth for apparently no reason. thats fun!
This is what I see: https://0x0.st/oFPu.png
The bottom row gets cropped. Resolution is 1366x768. Let me know if you need additional info.
The UI looks great though!
Thanks for the feedback, screenshot, and kind words! Looking into making the design more responsive.
Pretty cool, love that it keeps track of your score at the bottom. One comment is that the user feedback when answering incorrectly displays the name of the correct country, not the incorrectly guessed country.
Example: Flag is Brazil. Finland is guessed by user. Message to user: "You guessed Brazil incorrectly".
Ah good thinking, maybe a message showing both the correct answer and the user's guess ("Incorrect, the answer was Brazil (you guessed Finland)")
Thanks for the kind words. Definitely looking into making this clearer, as you and others have suggested.
on my 1366 x 768 screen I cannot see the bottow row, only the first - hope it helps
here is a screenshot : https://i.imgur.com/Jx1qyNF.png - I'm running MX Linux
Yeah, seems site isn't adapting to dimensions. If you zoom out it also shows whether you answer correctly/wrong, time, and percentage of correct answers.
Thanks for the feedback and screenshot. Responsive design was the biggest challenge for me, will look into this.
Bottom two options don't show on my screen. I am on 1920x1080 with 150% scaling
Looking into making the design more flexible. Thanks for the feedback.
When I answer incorrectly, it tells me I selected some totally other country incorrectly.
It's showing you that you're incorrect, and telling you the correct answer. Though I think it could be clearer too.
Agreed it could be clearer. Thanks for the feedback!
Thanks, I need/want to learn more flags! Great project.
Very nice! I like how the last guessed country is displayed in the map in the back. It's a shame it doesn't pan to that location, because it's often located outside the viewport. It would be useful to have a way to zoom out and view the whole map, because it would teach the user about the country's location as well.
It's a fun and well executed project, congrats!
Thank you for the kind words! I originally had the globe pan to the country in question, but found out it creates quite a visual mess for users that answer rapidly.
Does this show a random flag each time? You could use a spaced-repitition algorithm to pick which flag to show based on correct/incorrect previous answers.
It would be nice to have the option to focus on a single content. It's much easier to learn things if you can go back and repeat, but repetition is prohibitive if you have to do the whole world again.
As a small comment, I went to click on a flag on mobile to see if I could see it bigger, and the name of the file came up, with the country's two-letter code, giving away the answer. I'd make it so the flag doesn't respond to touch/mouse events.
These are both great ideas. Thanks for the feedback.
Not bad. I think it could be nice if there was possibility of mode with just more or lesser known flag. Like only countries with > 1 million population or 20 or more percentile of countries by population.
Nice work, the code was very readable and reasonable.
Very neat! Can someone explain the json is being rendered? I had no idea json could be rendered as an image? https://github.com/billywojcicki/vexillologist/blob/master/w...
Not sure but it may be TopoJSON: - https://github.com/topojson/topojson - https://github.com/topojson/topojson-specification
My guess is that Github just recognizes and supports previewing this particular spec.
This is correct
It's geojson, Github renders that: https://github.blog/2013-06-13-there-s-a-map-for-that/
Edit: I was wrong, it's topojson as per the other reply, based on the data-type attribute that's set on the div outside the map
That’s lovely and frustrating. 1) The right answer could be visualized higher on the screen, to reduce eye movement. 2) My 15 minute progress was erased after checking the settings and trying out the options. Argh! But overall well done on this project!
Thanks for the kind words! That's some helpful feedback, I'll look into adding a warning there.
Sheldon Cooper would be excited about this one
Nicely done! 11 mins 4 seconds with 97% accuracy (my apologies to some smaller caribbean and pacific islands for forgetting your flag, and for mixing up whether Indo or Singapore had the crescent moon + stars)
Nice score! For me, it's always the Central American flags that trip me up.
It says "Learn the flags..."
But doesn't give me the correct answer when I'm wrong, so I can't learn.
It does in tiny text at the bottom middle
But you've moved on to a new flag, so I cannot let the association sink in as I have forgotten the flag already.
Fun with flags.
Wrong flag for Afghanistan, recently famously updated
Disagree. terrorist regime notwithstanding, the flag he chose was the historically correct and currently accepted one amongst afghans and governments.
Agreeing with the current regime is not a requirement for a sovereign nation to update their flag is it? There is no government in exile, and the current regime is really the only entity in charge of that nation's flag.
Eh, I suppose. I'll update it when a high-res emoji image becomes available.
When you get it wrong, show the correct country name under the flag. Optionally, show the flag of the country you got wrong and your wrong guess underneth.
Fabulous job! Love the scrolling background and the cute buttons!
This needs a leaderboard!
The image for the flag of Micronesia (./flags/fm.png) is missing.
Good catch. Fixed!
This is really really well done! Awesome work!
this is pretty cool. I think you have a big opportunity here to have an easter egg if you detect someone holding down a number key for over 10 seconds as I did.
Thank you! That is a neat idea.
Nice! Quite fun, hope you keep building things :)
Thank you :)
This is fantastic and highly addictive! My only suggestion (as others have said) would be to indicate the CORRECT flag's name clearly and give the user a chance to absorb it before going onto the next one. Maybe a box around the right choice or the country name near the flag? Something like that.
The design does make me want to "get 'em all" and learn them correctly and that little change would help.
Kudos on a fantastic first app which is very professional and usable!
I'm really happy you're enjoying it. Thanks for the kind words. Will be looking into your suggestion.
add a leaderboard and a party game mode (live small group competitive sessions) and you'll really have a stew going
there might be a bug in there, I'm clicking a country and it says you clicked another country my mistake
cool, well done!
but it doesn't fit my screen size. Perhaps you need to fix this, i'm not the only one here with this problem.
Thank you! And yes, you're right, I will look into this. Responsive design is definitely the biggest challenge for me.